Fall 2022 Free Herbalism Project
Esteemed speakers include Kiva Rose Hardin and Dr. Christopher HobbsWith music from Satori BobAnd special guest emcee, Heather Luna Herb lovers
Esteemed speakers include Kiva Rose Hardin and Dr. Christopher Hobbs
With music from Satori Bob
And special guest emcee, Heather Luna
Herb lovers have been joining us for the Free Herbalism Project since 2013. We’re continuing with a new bi-annual tradition of bringing our flagship event online! Delivering botanical expertise and world-class entertainment to you via Zoom—ALL FREE!
1:00 – An Introduction of Vitalist Medicine | Heather Luna
1:15 – Musical Guests| Satori Bob
1:30 – The Enchanter’s Green: Vervain, Wood Betony, and St. John’s Wort | Kiva Rose Hardin
2:30 – Musical Guests| Satori Bob
2:45 – Herbs Are Not Pharmaceuticals | Dr. Christopher Hobbs
4:00 – Closing | Heather Luna
Heather Luna: An Introduction of Vitalist Medicine
Vitalism in practice is rooted in the premise that when the necessary elements are provided, life is designed to heal itself. We call these ingredients the ‘essential life factors.’ Heather will introduce key points of vitalist medicine and review the necessary elements for an effective herbal practice.
Kiva Rose Hardin: The Enchanter’s Green: Vervain, Wood Betony, and St. John’s Wort
Vervain, Wood Betony, and St. John’s Wort were some of my earliest herbal allies when I took my first steps on the plant healer’s path. These three herbs are nervines, but so much more! They have a long history as sacred and magical plants across many cultures. Medicinally, all three are often categorized as calming but also have profound tonifying effects and myriad healing actions that are not always as well known as they should be. In the class, I will cover my personal experiences with the herbs, including specific indications, application, medicine making, dosage, folklore, and more!
Dr. Christopher Hobbs: Herbs Are Not Pharmaceuticals
This class will offer a discussion of why herbs and herbal medicine are fundamentally different than drugs. Approximately 70% of the U.S. population takes at least one pharmaceutical medication, and 40% takes two or more. In 2018, 51.8% of US adults had at least one chronic condition, and 27.2% had multiple chronic conditions. These figures are no doubt higher today.
Since the pandemic, the popularity of herbal medicine in households has continued to grow rapidly. We will look closely and practically at how herbal medicine can transform your health and wellness while helping to relieve symptoms and chronic ailments. We will also detail why choosing herbal medicine as our first line of prevention and treatment in most ailments can not only benefit us—side benefits rather than side effects—while being completely sustainable and beneficial for our beautiful planet and all its inhabitants.
Virtual Event Details
(Friday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm